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This week may be a week of NOT TODAY!! The phrase “NOT Today” must be written in bold letters, in All caps, and with several exclamation marks. But, the preferred method is spoken with the voice of righteous indignation. Some of may have encountered a few of those days already, maybe last week or even the week before. However, this is very interesting, considering that this week we will probably be spending time with friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. For some this may be the first in-person holiday that we’ve had in a very long time.
Now, normally I would advise people against giving the enemy too much credit, especially when they run into a tough situation or unforeseen circumstance. Believe it or not, there are times when the Lord is a source of our frustration because he’s stretching us outside our comfort zone. He knows that we grow stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually when we are met with resistance and opposition. But there are other times when we must tell the enemy NOT TODAY! We will not entertain one taunt, threat, distraction, discouragement, or setback.
The Bible says that, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue[even our own tongue] that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn”.
The New Living Translation says it this way, “But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” Isaiah 54:17
We must remember that although spiritual warfare is real, our enemy is not people. So, I would suggest that we pray for all of those that may cross our path this week.
Take a moment to be still, be slow to speak and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying…